Listen: Aclu, Bob Mcculloch, IRS discussed on Charlie Brennan
"Elections on August seventh let's demand the, county prosecutor Bob McCulloch publicly commit to end, cash bail because money shouldn't determine one's freedom because challenger Wesley Balas. Me this. Commitment so why can't Bob McCulloch The, ACLU, does, not endorse or oppose. Candidates for office yeah really well they say that they I'm. Sorry. They do say this Charlie and yet if you look, at the the five oh one c. four I'm looking at it now on, the regulations, on the, IRS website. Is specifically states that the promotion of, social welfare does not include? Direct or indirect participation or intervention and? Political campaigns on behalf of or in opposition to any, candidate for public office and would. Seem they add that you just played I is. In direct opposition to this requirement under five oh one c. four I would think and, I know it gets a. Little bit confusing. But again I'm looking. At this, Missouri ethics commission report and they basically say on four. Different lines that they oppose Robert McCulloch because, they, have to check one support or oppose and so they oppose them and then in the ad they have here on Cam wax they say oh. No we don't doors candidates So it. Seems to me then any not for profit can basically take, money give, people, I, don't know about the Who, who gets a camp who gets. A tax write off. Is that a foundation or five oh one c. three, well the the ACLU foundation. Is five oh one c. three so if contributions are made simply to the ACLU we we hear about the Highly-vaunted I. Wanna get my ACL UCAR membership card that comes from the ACLU and that is not a tax deductible. Found foundation it is not or a tax deductible contribution, because they want to engage in this type of political. Activity so. If, you're a card carrying member of the ACLU those donations are not tax deductible for this very reason I see well I think I think, I'm gonna fill out a form in protest and see if even if. I get, a response from the, IRS I I guess I doubt it because apparently now, both sides are doing this I mean as we've discussed before people discuss. A, lot with Eric writings, and other candidates. And now what's good for the goose apparently is good for the gander well, that may. Be true but at least From. A political media coverage perspective the post-dispatch came out very strongly against Eric writings we heard the term dark money thrown around. For the past several years thrown around a lot and yet I don't hear the term dark money being. Thrown around about the ACLU I don't see the post-dispatch, coming out and saying this is wrong and this should. Not be. Occurring, because they are violating the IRS regulations by endorsing or directly opposing candidate I heard it about Eric brightens but you know other than right, now what you and I are talking about and some of the discussions. That we, had on Friday on, camel ex I'm not hearing any outrage over this activity, even though it would appear to be the same type of activity so. Are, you pretty certain that, violations did occur Well I'm looking at it if you, simply look at the IRS regulations that, specifically, state, that, that promotion of social welfare which is. What the. Five oh one c. four is designed to. Do, that the promotion of social welfare does not. Include direct or indirect participation or intervention in political. Campaigns on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office, by virtue of that. Statement Charlie the fact that they ran ads that in summer substance was opposing Bob. McCulloch it would seem to violate IRS regulations yes, all right Brad, thanks a lot as they say to be continued when are we gonna see you down here again I'm. Not sure all right hopefully sooner, than later I, hope so thanks Charlie, right thanks a lot Brad young with us attorney Brad young."